Stand At Dawn Anzac Activities

Anzac Day is observed on 25 April. It commemorates New Zealanders killed in war and honours returned and serving servicemen and women. This year, Anzac Day will be like no other. Let’s all #StandAtDawn – apart, but together as one.

The Anzac spirit has taught us many things; endurance, courage, ingenuity, good humour and mateship. And in these unprecedented times, it’s important we unite together using all of these qualities.

You could learn more about Anzac Day as one of your homeschool activities, and we can still get involved this year within our isolation bubbles. See the activities below to see how!

🇳🇿 Join the event

🇦🇺 Anzac activity sheet and colouring

Complete the children’s activity sheet or colour in an iconic image of a soldier. Click the picture below, then print!

StandAtDawn Colouring Soldier
StandAtDawn Activity Sheet

🇳🇿 Create a poppy wreath – See how to make Kidspot’s poppy.  See how to make more poppies!

🇦🇺 Decorate your letterbox with poppies – enter the competition to win RSA themed prizes 

🇳🇿 Make Anzac biscuits – with the NZDF & RSA recipe or try one of Kidspot’s Anzac baking recipes

🇳🇿 On Anzac Day 🇦🇺

#StandAtDawn (6am) with your bubble, wear your poppy, your uniform and listen to the special dawn service, thanks to RSA. You can stand at dawn in front of the TV, in your courtyard, in your driveway, in your garden or even your balcony.
📸 Share your photos with the NZDF as you #StandAtDawn by tagging @NZDefenceForce on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Hashtag #StandAtDawn in your posts. See Ts & Cs under”Sharing with us”

See more info>> #StandAtDawn

The ode

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

We will remember them.

E kore rātou e kaumātuatia
Pēnei i a tātou kua mahue nei
E kore hoki rātou e ngoikore
Ahakoa pēhea i ngā āhuatanga o te wā I te hekenga atu o te rā
Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou.

#StandAtDawn #LestWeForget #AnzacDay #WeWillRememberThem

Anzac Dawn Service

Catafalque Guard sentry from TE KAHA at Kranji War Cemetery ANZAC Day Dawn Service. Photo credit Nikki Payne

Feature image photo credit The NZ Defence Force

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